Irish speaking GAA Club receives €150k in funding to develop language
A LOCAL all Irish speaking GAA club are set to benefit after receiving funding which will encourage the use of the Irish language in the local community.
Na Gaeil Óga CLG, a Gaelic football, hurling and camogie club based in St Catherine’s Park in Lucan and the Phoenix Park received €150k in funding to begin a games development and community engagement programme.
Speaking during a visit to Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig in Lucan with Minister of State, Jack Chambers, Deputy Higgins said: “I am delighted to be able to visit Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig today with Minister for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers, to see Na Gaeil Óga in action.
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, Deputy Emer Higgins has welcomed the funding, stating that it will be “brilliant” for the club.
“The club already does brilliant work to promote the Irish language in Lucan and across Dublin and this funding will help them build on the work already being done by Na Gaeil Óga to promote the Irish language and Gaelic games,” she said.
“Importantly, the funding will provide for language supports for the families of club members to help them improve their Gaeilge by playing a more active role in Na Gaeil Óga.
“It’s much deserved funding for a brilliant club in Lucan – an asset to the local community,” included Deputy Higgins.
“Comhghairdeas libh go léir,” concluded Deputy Higgins.